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Updated Jan 23, 2015
Updated Jan 23, 2015
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Red Hat.

    Interview Details

    Had one phone interview and one F2F interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I was peppered with detailed API and SQL questions. Then I was asked how I would deal or solve some hypothetical scenario regarding database transaction. It was not a well thought out question and had difficulty understanding his English and his train of thought. Its possible he was asking for a solution he was currently dealing with.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Customer Support Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Red Hat in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Short phone interview, then interviewed in person with 6 different people over a 3 hour period. More laid back than expected, most turned into a conversational style.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were framed in the "tell me about a time", was caught off guard when they asked me if I could be any animal in the world what would it be and why   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Solution Architect Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had phone interview with marketing guy. Went well. Then never heard back from recruiter as to whether or not the process would move forward. So I called the recruiter back a week later and she told me that they had already made an offer to another candidate! What a waste of my time. The duplicity of HR and recruiters at Red Hat leave a bad taste in my mouth and now I never want to work for them or do business with them. Dishonest company.

    Interview Questions
    • not difficult did not matter they had no real intention of offering me the job   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Junior Quality Control Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Silver Spring, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Red Hat in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Only made it through the phone interview; my resume didn't indicate a lot of programming experience, but in the call they asked questions as if I had an advanced degree in it, although it was clear I didn't. The job description gave a more relaxed set of standards, but the interview made it seem like they wanted a more advanced person for the position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    IT Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Red Hat in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Great contact with the recruiter, good follow up and communication. Met with hiring manager, 3 team members and the IT Director.

    Interview Questions
    • IT Director asked me to tell about a time I failed.   View Answer
    • Also, I asked each interviewer about how they viewed the role I was interviewing for   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cloud Product Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Was contacted directly via linked in.
    I submitted my CV and got a phone call in about 1 week from the hhrr gatekeeper.

    Interview Questions
    • describe a situation where you managed to combine different departments in your company   Answer Question
    No Offer
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Red Hat in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied the position on LinkedIn, and got the phone screen email after 3 days, which is pretty fast.

    The interview went quite smoothly. As my experience and background quite match the team, I thought I could got the position when I hang off the phone.

    Questions are all related to my project, and there were some behavioral questions as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Talk about the details of your projects (the algorithm, the process, the results, drawbacks).
      How did your team function (divide the work)
       
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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Platform Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Red Hat in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    A friend who worked at the company convinced me I should as well. Gave him my resume, he routed to his boss and ultimately an internal recruiter. Initial phone screens were positive, passed the technical phone interview with good reviews. Scheduling a face-to-face interview with a manager took a few weeks. That interview went well, and I was told by the recruiter that I was a good fit, and they wanted me, but had internal logistical issues to work out before they could give me an offer. After more than a week I was told they would like to hire me, but did not have a client contract that would support my travel expenses. I offered to relocate myself NYC (at no cost to RH), and never had any follow-up after that. Recruiter stopped returning phone calls. My friend who works at RH will no longer refer anyone to them. If I was not a good fit or was technically deficient, I would have accepted that and moved on more quickly.

    Interview Questions
    • Technical interview is looking for you to answer questions with Red Hat's technology in mind, not just standard Unix answers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Red Hat in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went to a career fair and met the internship program coordinator. They called me about an internship, and I said I was only interested in full-time. Interviews were a series of telephone and Skype interviews with ~5 people, and extra calls and time spent with my 2 direct supervisors. It was clear I needed to know Excel. Much of the interview focused on Excel competence, and various ways I'd used Excel in past challenges.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't recall the specifics, but it was a question about have you ever found yourself in a specific situation, and how did you solve the problem. I answered a very similar situation, and the main interviewer said, No, I was asking about SPECIFIC SITUATION.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Research glassdoor, salary.com, the NACE calculator, or other online calculators and databases, and find the appropriate salary for your role. Just by asking, you'll almost always get at least 10% more. The way you ask is important. State that fair compensation for (role) in (city), based on your research on glassdoor, salary.com, etc is $X. I'm sure we can work together toward a fair compensation package for me.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Red Hat in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview process at Red Hat is as tough as it is at any other mid-size tech company that is not just looking for warm bodies. You have to prove that you have the skills and know what you are talking about.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you work to recover a failing project?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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